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Snow Reports & Snow History

To check snow levels during the ski season (Dec-Apr) at the various ski resorts that we feature, please check the relevant tourist office’s website – links from our website’s resort pages.

 

Snow History

 

For historical snow records for the past 10 years please refer to our individual resort pages. Those currently available are listed below:

 

 

Mont Blanc Region

Argentiere Snow Record

Chamonix Snow Record

Les Saisies Snow Record

Notre Dame de Bellecombe Snow Record

Saint Gervais Snow Record

Grand Bornand Snow Record

La Clusaz Snow Record

Les Contamines Snow Record

Megeve Snow Record

 

Grand Massif Region

Les Carroz Snow Record

Morillon Snow Record

Samoens Snow Record

 

Portes du Soleil Region

Morzine Snow Record

Les Gets Snow Record

Chatel Snow Record

 

Oisans Region

Les Deux Alpes Snow Record

Vaujany Snow Record

Serre-Chevalier Snow Record

Montgenevre Snow Record

Oz-en-Oisans Snow Record

 

Maurienne Valley Region

Valloire Snow Record
La Toussuire Snow Record
Chamrousse Snow Record

Val Cenis Snow Record

Orelle (Val Thorens) Snow Record

 

3 Valleys & Tarentaise Region

Brides-les Bains (Meribel) Snow Record

Saint-Martin de Belleville Snow Record

Peisey-Vallandry Snow Record

Sainte-Foy Snow Record

Tignes Snow Record
Valmorel Snow Record

Les Coches Snow Record 
Montchavin Snow Record

Bourg St Maurice (Les Arcs) Snow Record

La Tania (Courchevel) Snow Record

La Rosiere Snow Record  

  Grand Bornand Skiers

 

 

 

La Plagne Skiers

 

 

 

Vallore Snowfall

Not every year is the same so it is essential to look at historical snow records over the past few years to get a true picture on snow reliability.

 

Nearly all our resorts have a snow range above 1500m (around 5,000ft). Altitude is however not the only important factor. Some areas like the Grand Massif or Mont-Blanc Val d’Arly benefit from a microclimate because of their close proximity to Europe’s highest peak, Mont-Blanc. These areas have a much more reliable snow record than other resorts at the same altitude or even than some higher-up. Other important factors for good snow are North-facing slopes as whatever cover their get will simply last longer. What lies below the snow cover is also of importance: a few centimetres will be enough to ski on pasture whereas more will be required to cover a rocky surface. Finally resorts that have snow cannons to cover the lower slopes (generally the nursery slopes) offer a good guarantee. These will normally run at night from early December to top-up on natural snow cover. Above all what is important is to check the hard facts as in the end the snow history over a period of time is the only reliable indicator.

 

View information on snow cannons and how they are used extensively within the Alps during the winter season

   

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